Medical Air Service Blog

In our blog, we further elaborate on topics concerning ambulance flights and medical repatriation.

Malaysia is a beautiful country with sandy beaches, verdant jungles, and amazing cities that offer parks and gardens next to towering skyscrapers. Malaysia also has a robust medical system that makes it one of the top destinations in the world for medical tourism, with more than 1 million foreigners seeking treatment in Penang and Kuala Lumpur ...

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Contents Why might flying after surgery cause complications? How long should you wait before flying? Why use an air ambulance if you have to fly? Would insurance cover the costs of an air ambulance? How do we calculate the cost of your air ambulance? Why use Medical Air Service? Contact us Why might flying after surgery cause ...

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India is a beautiful country, full of culture and potential. India is a premier tourist destination. It is popular for safaris, honeymoon destinations, adventurous activities, spiritual places, and historical sights. There are several aspects of travelling that you should consider when travelling to India. The foremost amongst them is your ...

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Who wouldn’t enjoy a trip to Malaysia? Where else would you find such breathtaking beaches and elegant guest service? But before travelling consider taking a look at the country’s healthcare facilities. Being proactive is a much better approach than being reactive. As such a medical emergency can happen at any time also. So, it is important ...

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Many people travel to Kenya each year for business or to go on holiday. It’s a beautiful country on the shores of Lake Victoria, with mountains and thriving cities. Sadly, Kenya’s healthcare system is still in many ways below the quality of other industrialized nations. Kenya has been improving its health system over the last few decades, but ...

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Nigeria is a beautiful country with stunning landscapes and bustling cities. However, the quality of healthcare services is poor, especially in rural areas. One of the major problems is the density of nurses, midwives, and doctors. The World Health Organization rates the density as 1.95 healthcare workers for every 1,000 people in the country ...

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A common concern for expectant parents is if flying during your pregnancy is safe. The good news is that with a healthy pregnancy, it's likely safe to fly. The second trimester of a pregnancy is the best time to fly for many women as by that time morning sickness has subsided and your energy levels are high. It is safe to fly, though, up to 36 ...

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Air ambulances work as any other ambulance and help transfer patients from one place to another. Most of the time, users require the usage of air ambulance in an emergency where there is a life-threatening medical condition or simply to transfer a patient. But you may also require non-urgent patient transport if you have been travelling and ...

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If you’re in need of an air ambulance, you might be hesitant to book because you’re concerned about the cost. While it’s true that air ambulances aren’t cheap, we’re here to help you understand what you’re paying for and get you an air ambulance quote that makes sense. What is an air ambulance? When you are on holiday or traveling for work ...

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Even in the best of conditions, falling ill or suffering a severe injury adds difficulty and stress to your life. This is especially true if you find yourself in need of medical treatment while traveling abroad. Should this be the case, you’ll want to consider taking an air ambulance to England. Why take an air ambulance to England? If you ...

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Flying with anemia

February 2020

Contents What is anemia? Why flying with anemia is problematic Air ambulance jet transportation for patients with anemia What is a sea level flight? What does my insurance cover? How we calculate cost Why book with Medical Air Service? Contact us What is anemia? When taking a medical flight, there are some health issues which ...

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Medical Air Service provides the best quality in-flight medical service for patients who need to travel while under medical supervision. These flights are carried out using ambulance aircraft, either in the form of a private ambulance jet or by creating space on a commercial flight for a patient to travel with attending medical staff. In ...

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An unexpected illness during a holiday, or an accident on a business trip can happen very quickly. Suddenly, you are dependent on medical help abroad and realise that the medical conditions in your home country are significantly better. This can quickly lead to patients and relatives wishing for transport home by air ambulance. But medical ...

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A pneumothorax (or collapsed lung) occurs when air enters the pleural space between the lung and the chest wall. This build-up of air hinders the expansion of one or both lungs and breathing becomes laboured. A severe pneumothorax can be life-threatening. It is often caused by an injury to the ribcage – for example, after a car ...

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For many tourists, a skiing holiday is the highlight of their winter. Spending precious days on the snow-covered slopes, enjoying nature and relaxing properly. But, especially if you leave your cross-country skis behind in favour of Alpine skiing or snowboarding, you take a calculated risk. After all, skiing accidents occur comparatively ...

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Are you a travel junkie? Do you plan to travel the world? Or are you a first time traveller? There are several aspects of travelling which you should consider before you plan a trip. Chief among them is your health and safety. If you are travelling to Pakistan soon, you should consider taking a deep look at the country’s healthcare system ...

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Canada is a beautiful country: It is a mixture of natural landscape and major cities. Whether you’re traveling to Canada for business, holiday, or another reason, you want to be prepared in case the worst should happen. As part of your preparation, you should consider where you want to receive medical treatment if you fall ill or suffer severe ...

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Wherever you are in the world, unforeseen emergencies and sudden illnesses can scupper your plans for a relaxing holiday or a productive business trip. In many cases a medical repatriation in an aircraft or helicopter may even be necessary. In such exceptional circumstances we will always be there to support you with our specialist knowledge ...

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Patients who, for health reasons, are unable to travel under their own steam need medical repatriation. Depending on the length of the route, the patient's state of health, the urgency of the situation, various means of transport can be used. We are often asked in such cases who will pay the medical repatriation costs, what those costs are and ...

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 When a stroke occurs, parts of the brain are no longer supplied with enough blood. In the worst cases, this can irreversibly damage the affected brain regions. Therefore, a stroke requires a rapid response, even on holiday. Call the emergency services immediately and seek medical treatment. But even following emergency treatment, the correct ...

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On holiday, we like to treat ourselves to plenty of rest and new experiences and impressions. But our hearts often goes under more stress on holiday than in normal everyday life. Cardiologists warn that there is often an increased risk of heart attack on holiday. We will now give the reasons for this and explain why, after a heart attack ...

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Although the Republic of Kosovo has only existed since 2008, the eventful history of the region began much earlier. As a result, many Kosovans now live in other countries. Although the political situation has eased somewhat in the last few years, the high level of unemployment in Kosovo continues to prompt young people in particular to leave ...

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Just one unfortunate fall can quickly lead to a femoral neck fracture (broken hip), especially with older people. Bones can lose strength as we get older and thus the risk increases. In young people, femoral neck fractures are rarer, but can occur, particularly after traffic accidents or serious falls. Of course, a femoral neck fracture can ...

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The vibrant city life of the capital, Bangkok, the cultural treasures of Ayutthaya, the beautiful sandy beaches of Koh Samui or the nightlife of Pattaya – add summer weather all year round and it is no wonder that Thailand attracts thousands of tourists year after year. But if a sudden illness or accident requires extensive medical care ...

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